Narrative:A fire reportedly broke out in the electrical compartment. The Caravelle crashed in flames while carrying out an emergency approach to Hassi-Messaoud.
|Date:||Saturday 26 July 1969|
|Type:||Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VIN|
|C/n / msn:|| 73|
|First flight:|| 1961|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30|
|Total:||Fatalities: 33 / Occupants: 37 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Hassi Messaoud Airport (HME) (Algeria)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Marseille-Marignane Airport (MRS/LFML), France|
|Destination airport:||Biskra Airport (BSK/DAUB), Algeria|
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Marseille-Marignane Airport to Biskra Airport as the crow flies is 955 km (597 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.